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Thread: Why oh why do the TV networks do this?

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    The networks are very curtious -- they schedule the good ones simultaniously so you don't spend as much time watching TV and more time quilting. Boy, if they only knew what they were doing, they'd change things!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crafty pat
    That used to drive me crazy. My DH changed us over to AT&T U Verse and we can watch one and tape three. Now I don't miss my shows.
    We have tivo for the same reason. :wink:

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    me too! I love it.

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    solution..don't watch TV....I all for disconnecting the cable! Never anything really on to watch these days!

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    If anyone missed Project Runway, they always re-broadcast the show the next week just before the current show.

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    I agree with Jacquie in OK.... I stopped watching TV a few years ago as they started having more commercials than actual shows. Most sitcoms are inane and insulting to me... I don't care for the "dark" stories, and exploding and yelling, fists socking and grunting are disgusting to me.. My DH watches what he wants,(and he complains about all the good shows being on at the same time too) but I come into my sewing room and read the QB and look at pretty quilts, and/or sew. Guess I am getting to be an old "fuddy-duddy". I only want nice things going into my brain... I do enjoy a good movie (no commercials) once in awhile. Listen to good soothing music. I am no fun at all. ;-)

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    Why do so many of the best shows start at 10pm? That is a little late for us old folks......guess that is why we record them.

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    I just go online and watch the shows I miss.

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    Our DVR gets a lot of action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    Why do they schedule my favorite shows at the same time so I have to "choose one"?
    That happens to me too, then other times there is absolutely nothing on that I like at all.

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    L.O.L. I'm thinking the same thing.
    Quote Originally Posted by katykwilt
    The networks are very curtious -- they schedule the good ones simultaniously so you don't spend as much time watching TV and more time quilting. Boy, if they only knew what they were doing, they'd change things!

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    I was half-listening to a commercial yesterday for some new DVR (not sure what company is offering it) that will record shows aired up to three days past the current day. I still remember being so excited when we bought our first VCR and now look where we are. Being a couch potato is getting easier and easier! :) :)

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    That's why we need to be able to watch one and record the others. Glad I'm not the only one who thinks they do this. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jitkaau
    The action that annoys me is when they always take off my favourite show to broadcast a football game...
    Agreed, or when football, basketball or golf run overtime so the show you want to view starts later. Guess they think everyone is a night owl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    Why do they schedule my favorite shows at the same time so I have to "choose one"?
    If I really love the show, I will get it on DVD after the season is done, that way I can go back and watch any time when nothing is on.

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    Love the TiVo. And we rarely watch anything live - we wait til later and avoid the commercials. I know the advertisers have to make a living, but, we still shop!

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    I know; they changed the Good Wife to Sunday nights and I already watch the Diva and Against The Law; so not fair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NanaCsews2
    Many episodes of certain shows are shown online. Just google the name of the show, type episodes online. I have found many this way.
    My daughter just taught me that the freezone they have is where I can watch most of my missed shows when I'm ready

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    - he doesn't seem to have figured out that the mainstream networks run their commercials at the same time!
    That's because, if you watch carefully, they don't sync the commercials until the 2nd or 3rd one. Before that the commercials are staggered by the stations/shows to try to catch you surfing and make you switch to the other channel. Clever aren't they?

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    we record everything pretty much. I hate commercials. Recording has a down side though - I used to get a lot done during commercial breaks - read the paper or a magazine. Without the commercials the show takes less time but I have concentrate on the show more than before. :)

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    I gave up watching broadcast TV. They kept cancelling shows I liked in midseason even when they had good ratings and replace it with something stupid or a reality show (just as stupid). So, we've since cancelled satellite. Now I just watch finished shows with Netflix streaming or buy the dvds when they come out, although none currently involve shows on broadcast. Other than the news, I don't think I've watched anything current since April. Don't miss it. I get more quilting done.

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    DVR. Will never watch TV without one now.

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    I DVR lots of stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnieKat
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanniejo
    they made me get a DVR !!! Now I can tape and watch.
    I love my DVR!!!
    DITTO !!!! In fact, now I'll DVR the show I want to watch. Channel surf to see what else is on. Then go back to the recording so I don't have to watch commercials!

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